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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Charleston Treasures

Hi everyone,
While visiting Charleston, South Carolina on my recent trip. Everywhere
I looked I saw amazing window boxes, gates, beautiful historic homes
and many other treasures.
This beautiful city is filled with fabulous sights to see.
I only visited Charleston for a few days,
but my senses were filled with the culture and history. 
The casual living is easy to embrace, and I loved it.
I was fascinated with the beauty of the trees with moss growing in them.
Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) is not a moss at all. It is a bromeliad, which means it is in the same taxonomic family as pineapples and succulent house plants.
After settling in our hotel room "Four Ladies Go Traveling" 
went for an evening stroll before dinner. We walked up to 
Church Street to see  St. Philip's Church and the beautiful gates of the cemetery.  

St. Philip's Graveyard

Buried here are revolutionaries, politicians, confederates, and artists. Among then are Col. William Rhett, known as the "Scourge of the Pirates," charged with bringing the murderous Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet to justice. Gen. Moultrie, the great defender of Charleston against the British, is here. Edward Rutledge, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Pinckney, a signer of the Constitution, and John C. Calhoun, a US senator and vice president of the US also are interred here.
Established in 1681, StPhilip's is the oldest religious congregation in South Carolina. The first StPhilip's Church, a wooden building, was built between 1680 and 1681 at the corner of Broad and Meeting streets on the present day site of St. Michael's Episcopal Church.


I live in hot, dry California and have never lived in any Southern states.
It is so wonderful to see plants grow so lush and green.
The warm rain and humid air give the plants a permanent conservatory.
 
I saw historic homes with flower boxes and unique ironwork fences.
Each gate of iron has a different design. 
How did I get in this picture?
I bought some cotton at the famous City Market.
I had seen Cotton fields in Bakersfield, Ca
when I was a little girl. My great-uncle owned
a cotton field in the San Joaquin Valley, and
when I was a girl, I walked in the cotton field
touching the cotton balls. What a thrill.
I have never forgotten that day.
I now at age 76 I have my own cotton bouquet.
This sweet lady at the City Market Place sells handmade
Cotton Wreaths. I wanted to buy a wreath, but I didn't
want to bring it home on the plane with me.
I think a Cotton Wreath is gorgeous on the front door of any home.  Especially 
brick homes in the South with ironwork fences.
The "Rainbow Row." 
Colorful houses are sprinkled around the historic district.
We took a carriage ride and enjoyed seeing many beautiful and unique homes
on tour.

Urns and gates!!!
Clean black gates with topiaries
it is breathtaking.


I want this boxwood garden. 
Oh, and the house too. Lol.

I had a grand time in Charleston, South Carolina.
I made a mosaic to pin on my Pinterest board.
I will be checking South Carolina off of my 
bucket-list map soon.
Joyously,
Betty
Linking to
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Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes

9 comments:

  1. what a great tour guide you are, I loved revisiting Charleston wit you today, it's been far too long since I was there. Like you I adore the houses, the gardens and the people, such a wonderful city to visit. Such a great post and most appreciated on this hot and dry Mosaic Monday in Normandy!

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  2. Your pictures of Charleston are terrific. It's truly my favorite city. We visit at least once a year and there is always something new to discover that inspires me. Thanks for sharing your gems!

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  3. What a lovely tour of Charleston you shared today Betty, such a visual treat. How wonderful to see cotton wreaths and bring home a bouquet of cotton.
    Joy

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  4. The cotton wreath is beautiful! And I love the flower boxes in Charleston and amazing architecture of this city. You took some wonderful photos! What a nice trip! Hugs, Diane (and now you might have an idea of how I sound with my seriously Southern accent! haha)

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  5. We were just there last weekend. Those cotton wreaths look really nice on a door.

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  6. We visited Charleston in January, and I could not get enough of the squares with the gardens, overhung by the oaks with the Spanish moss. Oh, and the restored homes .... thanks for the walk down memory lane.

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  7. Betty, There are some gorgeous wrought iron gates in Charleston. The cotton wreaths are great. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a great week. Sylvia D.

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  8. Gorgeous, I will feature this week at HSH!

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  9. Such a beautiful city!
    Thanks so much for taking us along and for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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Betty

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